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Elon Law student dies of illness 

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Elon Law Student Juma Jackson died of an unspecified illness Wednesday, according to Luke Bierman, dean of Elon Law.

Jackson was in his first year as a student at Elon Law. The illness prompted him to step back from his studies this past spring, according to Bierman.

In the email, Bierman said Jackson was “motivated by a desire to help other people.”

Though he was only at Elon Law for a short time, Bierman said he made an impact on everyone he knew.

“He led a life of service to others and saw the law as a vehicle for social change,” Bierman said.

There will be a “Gathering of Friends” from 12-1 p.m. Thursday in Room 107 of the law school.

Bierman encourages students who knew Jackson to speak with Counseling Services at 336-278-7280.

This story is being jointly reported by Elon Local News and The Pendulum. Brooke Wivagg contributed to this story. 

About the author: Brooke Wivagg

Elon University communications student. Reporter and Producer for Elon Local News.

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